If you love smoothies and if you love fruit then you’re going to LOVE my smoothie bowl. It’s a luxury smoothie with a luxury topping of the best berries, nuts, oats and seeds and you’ll be refilling that bowl in no time! You can use any smoothie recipe of your choice but my favourite is my green smoothie as it’s packed with vegetables and a small amount of fruit so it’s not too sweet and complements the berries perfectly.
I top mine with my favourite unsweetened organic desiccated coconut, chia seeds, oats, berries and strawberries but you can also use any fruit of your choice like bananas, pineapple and mango and use any seeds like pumpkin, linseeds and sunflower seeds. The choice is yours.
Here are some nice smoothie and topping combinations:
Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl:
Acai berry smoothie using blueberries, acai berry powder and pears with coconut milk.
Top with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries, desiccated coconut, oats, chia seeds and omega sprinkle.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl:
Top with pineapple, mango, kiwi, papaya, desiccated coconut, flax seeds and oats
Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl:
Make a smoothie using peaches, mango, pomegranate and orange juice.
Top with mango, peaches, raspberries, coconut, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds.
To make my green smoothie I simply use my favourite retro juicer and juice spinach, apple, cucumber, celery and ginger.
I love this juicer and highly recommend it. It is a cold press juicer which is actually faster than any other cold press juicer I’ve ever owned. The fruit barely has to be chopped as there is a blade in the chute so it cuts the fruit as it is pushed down. And the best thing about it is it is whisper quiet. No more waking up the neighbours first thing in the morning! It retains the nutrients as it doesn’t heat the fruit and presses the fruit slowly leaving the pulp very dry so there is virtually no wastage. I keep the froth on the top as the froth is actually fibrous parts of the fruit and vegetable which has been juiced. I also retain the pulp to add to stocks and soups so there is no wastage of vital fibre.
Then add the juice to your blender along with a chopped avocado and blitz.
Place into a bowl while preparing your toppings.
Wash and clean your fruit and prepare everything so you can top the smoothie bowl last-minute so your fruit stays on top.
I let the kids decide which toppings they’d prefer which means they usually eat the entire bowl! Arrange in an artistic way to make it more appealing.
I go for matching colours separated by vibrant toppings like coconut and chia seeds.
Impossible to resist… the kids are going to love this!
- 2 large handfuls spinach
- 2 apples
- 1 stick of celery
- ½ inch ginger
- ¼ large cucumber
- 1 large avocado
- Selection of red berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
- 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons omega sprinkle seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, flaxseeds)
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Juice the smoothie ingredients except for the avocado. Add the juice to a blender.
- Peel the avocado and place into the blender. Blend until smooth and place in a bowl.
- Slice the strawberries in half lengthways.
- Arrange the toppings on top of the smoothie bowl. Enjoy!